Science Policy

The Biochemical Society champions the molecular biosciences by identifying and acting on key science policy issues.

We aim to ensure that the views of our membership are channelled to the appropriate policy-makers. Our activities are informed by our Policy Advisory Panel our Policy Network, and our members. Read on to find out more about our science policy initiatives.

General Election 2019

There is an enormous amount of information around for the UK General Election with all parties vying for your vote. Read about some of the policy issues that might affect the molecular biosciences, and the broader research and higher education sectors.

Join our Policy Network!

Open to all our members, the network is an opportunity to keep up to date and feed into our policy activities. 

These include work on issues such as: 

  • EU policy
  • Education policy
  • Research funding
  • Antimicrobial resistance 
  • Equality and diversity

You must be a member of the Society to join the Policy Network and can do so in the Members’ Area. To find out more, or sign up email Policy.

Position Statements

We issue a number of position statements on issues relevant to biochemistry and science in general alongside 

The Royal Society of Biology who also publish position statements which may be of interest.

Science in the EU

In the wake of the EU referendum, the Biochemical Society is keen to ensure that the UK molecular bioscience community maintains its high international profile and that our open approach to trans-national collaborative opportunities remains clear. 

Supporting Indutry

We aim to address issues of relevance to the industrial bioscience community in the UK. A current particular area of focus for us is the changing drug discovery landscape, which we are looking at via our membership of the Drug Discovery Pathways Group. 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

The Biochemical Society is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the molecular biosciences. We believe that a lack of diversity across the scientific community represents a loss of potential talent to the UK.

Informing Government

Politicians, government departments and international organisations play a key role in the science sector. We work to ensure key policymakers are aware of the views and concerns of our membership. 

Our Policy Partners